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Idaho State University’s Humanities Café Explores Gender and Sexuality on Feb. 6

Posted January 27, 2014

What do parents teach children about gender and violence? This the subject of discussion of an Idaho State University Humanities Café set at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Portneuf Valley Brewery in Pocatello.

ISU’s Humanities Café is presented by the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice. It will feature Candace Christensen, associate professor of social work, Jodi Dunn, sociology graduate student, Sarah Leeds, executive director of the Family Services Alliance, and Amanda Zink, assistant professor of English.

Christensen and Dunn will discuss how parents model gender for their children and how this impacts the child’s behavior. Leeds will focus on how parents can prevent their children from participating in gender-based violence. Zink will discuss Dorothy Canfield’s 1924 novel, “The Home-Maker” and how it relates to today’s newspapers in terms of gender defining.

The event is free, open to the public and appetizers will be served. For additional information please contact Jeremy Thomas at